The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action.
The program is organized around three main modules:
- a) The reunion of Latin American democracy
- b) The emergence of new forms of political instability different traditional and linked coup in cases like Argentina phenomena of economic collapse.
- c) The emergence of a new populism paradigmatic manifestations like Hugo Chavez.
Paradojales three encounters with democracy, with instability and populism.
TeachingProf. Eugene Kvaternik (Universidad del Salvador, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Johns Hopkins University).